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Gen-i Preferred Vendor for Telecommunions for MSD

Gen-i Selected as Preferred Vendor for Telecommunications Services for
Ministry of Social Development

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 10 December 2007 – The Ministry of Social Development has announced that it has chosen Gen-i as its preferred partner to proceed to the next phase of negotiations for the supply of a range of telecommunications services.

The new agreement will include the provision of voice, data, internet/extranet, remote access, service management, telecommunications security and transition services. Vodafone will negotiate for the provision of mobile services.

The Ministry will become one of Gen-i’s largest ICT clients in New Zealand.

Rhoda Holmes, General Manager Gen-i Australasia, is delighted with the news and says this is a major achievement for the business.

“We’re thrilled with the opportunity to partner with the Ministry for the provision of all its data and voice communications services,” said Holmes. “The Ministry has a number of strategic business initiatives over the next few years, and we will support their future business goals with infrastructure solutions.”

Gen-i will be working with the Ministry on the negotiation phase over the next few weeks and, once completed, will commence the transition to the new Gen-i services.

“We very much look forward to developing a long-term strategic relationship with the Ministry as it embarks on an exciting period of change designed to further enhance its delivery of services to New Zealanders,” added Holmes.

Mrs Holmes says this agreement is the latest in a series of new business wins for Gen-i across Australasia, with a recent IDC survey showing that Gen-i is holding firmly onto its place as the leading ICT services company in New Zealand, with pole positions in both mind and marketshare.

About the tender
Gen-i has been selected as the preferred supplier for the provision of a range of telecommunications services over the next five years, including:

* Data Connectivity (managed data services)
* Voice Services (0800, calling services)
* Contact Centre components
* Internet/Extranet/Remote Access solutions
* Service Management across the telecommunications environment – Gen-i is
partnering with Datacraft for components of the service management solution
* Security components across the telecommunication environment
* Transition Management.

About Gen-i
Gen-i is at the forefront of helping customers take advantage of the convergence of technology and telecommunications, and the new opportunities this makes possible.

Gen-i works alongside its 3,000 corporate, government and business customers to deliver seamless and integrated ICT solutions. A member of the Telecom New Zealand Group, Gen-i achieves this with the support of 1,600 highly skilled people in 15 locations across New Zealand and Australia. For more information on Gen-i, visit www.gen-i.co.nz


ENDS

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